Chase Utley doubled his home run total on the year by hitting a grand slam and a solo home run last night, contributing to the 9-1 win over the Mets. Utley, who had 4 home runs on the season, is hitting in the leadoff spot, which is an unconventional lineup spot but has been paying off thus far.
He went 2-5 last night with five RBI and two runs scored, giving him 19 RBI on the season. With last night’s win, The Dodgers are two games over .500 being 50 games into the season.
Mets players and fans still haven’t forgotten about Utley’s controversial slide into second base. Mets starter Noah Syndergaard took fans back to last season by throwing behind Utley. He was ejected from the game alongside manager Terry Collins.
A well-spoken Utley tells reporter, “Anytime you can contribute to help your team win, it makes you feel good about yourself.”
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You know, I'm getting the feeling Chase Utley wasn't rattled by Syndergaard's pitch.
— Mike Petriello (@mike_petriello) May 29, 2016
— MLB (@MLB) May 29, 2016
Kershaw reacts to Utley grand slam. pic.twitter.com/ZlB9cG1PlL
— Beto Durán (@DuranSports) May 29, 2016
I CAN'T BELIEVE WHAT I JUST SAW, SECOND HOMER FOR UTLEY!
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) May 29, 2016
You. Cannot. Write. This. #Utley
— Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) May 29, 2016